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Second Amendment Foundation Wins Silvester Case on Waiting Periods in California

 

 

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BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today won a significant court victory in California in which the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California ruled that the Golden State’s 10-day waiting period violates the Second Amendment “as applied to those individuals who successfully pass” the state’s background check prior to the ten days, and who are in lawful possession of an additional firearm.

The ruling, by Senior Judge Anthony W. Ishii, a Bill Clinton appointee, also notes that the 10-day waiting period violates the Second Amendment for those individuals who pass the background check and who possess a valid CCW license. Joining SAF in the case was the Calguns Foundation and individual plaintiffs Brandon Combs and Jeff Silvester, for whom the case is named.

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Pro-Amnesty Activists Burn, Rip and Trample American Flag on Independence Day

Freedom Outpost

Yesterday in Murrieta California the tensions reached a new level as pro-amnesty activists took to desecrating the American flag, and several protesters were quoted as shouting, “F*ck America.”

Earlier in the week it was reported that anti-illegal immigration protesters gathered to try to stop busloads of illegal immigrants being dumped into their area:

Anti-immigration protesters impeded the arrival of several buses transporting undocumented immigrants into a US Border Patrol station in Murrieta, California on Tuesday, some 60 miles north of San Diego.

The arrival of the group of Central American families had been decried by Murrieta’s mayor, Alan Long, who alleged that the group of immigrants, adults with their children numbering about 140 people, represented a public safety threat to the community.

Noted concerns included the legitimate possibility of infectious diseases making way into the community.

These are simply concerned citizens taking advantage of their First Amendment rights.

 

This quickly drew the ire of amnesty supporters who have also gathered to protest in Murrieta. Yesterday, those protests hit a new level of disgust as amnesty supporters used profanity, burned at least one American flag and shredded several more. Here are a couple of pictures via Breitbart.com:

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Breitbart News obtained the above photograph, which shows a burnt flag on the ground, from an anti-illegal immigration activist who was monitoring the pro-amnesty demonstration.

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In addition, Breitbart News obtained photographs of torn-up flags that pro-amnesty demonstrators had impaled on a fence.

When witnessing such atrocities it is even harder to swallow being characterized as a “domestic terrorist” or “right-wing extremist” by my own government. Yet, it is those who actually care about the future of America that are being painted as villains. Those who seek to tear her down are welcomed with open arms.

I believe in free speech and I will use my own right to it to say exactly what I believe about those who would sink to such levels.

These are spoiled ingrates who think that America owes them something. America did not become great because of people like this. To the contrary, this country is being torn down because of people like this. They have a criminal mentality and are supporting the criminals who are coming here illegally over the law-abiding citizens, who are trying to look out for all of us.

You only need to read this quote from the Breitbart article to realize where these people are coming from and what the opposition is truly made of:

Bonnie Lewis, an anti-immigration activist, told Breitbart News that she saw one of the pro-amnesty activists dragging an American flag on the ground.

“I said: ‘Hey, don’t do that.’ He said: ‘That’s where it belongs,'” she said.

Another anti-illegal immigration activist said that pro-amnesty demonstrators called her a “f***ing whore” in Spanish, and shouted, “F*** America!”

This is the kind of trash we are dealing with in America, and they are multiplying. I’m sure that many of those protesters aren’t even legal. If they are then many have obviously not bothered to learn the language. They have no idea what the true price of liberty is and they have no idea what that flag means to us. They don’t understand 238 years of history that were celebrated yesterday.

Thank God for good people like Bonnie Lewis who have the guts to stand up for the truth. This is not about a humanitarian effort. This is about fighting against a deliberately contrived event that is aimed at the further crippling of America.

We can not afford to give up.

We will find a way.
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/07/pro-amnesty-activists-burn-rip-trample-american-flag-independence-day/#Hh8TrTfg7yzatJK4.99

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Weird… California City of 150,000 Rolls Out Armored Death Machine Complete with Machine Gun Turret

Gateway Pundit

Welcome to Salinas, California. It’s a community of only 150,000 people and the owner of the military assault death machine. salinas po death machine

That’s right, a city of less than a quarter million owns a rolling death machine complete with a machine gun turret on top. What the hell would they need that for?

Here’s another shot of the armored monster.
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The Salinas Police Department made its new armored rescue vehicle available for public viewing on Tuesday in front of City Hall. Police said the ARV, acquired and customized at very low cost to the city, will provide protection and rescue capabilities to officers and civilians in high-risk situations. (The Californian)

The vehicle was obtained through the US government’s 1033 program established as a means of reallocating government equipment for use by law enforcement.

Kung Fu Quip has more on the militarization of police forces.

9th Circuit: The Second Amendment Protects The Right to Carry a Gun

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Another Court that can find the Second Amendment

Via NRO

A big decision from the 9th Circuit today. Per Eugene Volokh: The court concludes that California’s broad limits on both open and concealed carry of loaded guns — with no “shall-issue” licensing regime that assures law-abiding adults of a right to get licenses, but only a “good cause” regime under which no license need be given — “impermissibly infringe[] on the Second Amendment right to bear arms in lawful self-defense.”

In other words, one has the right to carry a gun. The state can elect to recognize this by permitting either “shall-issue” concealed-carry or “shall-issue” open carry, but it cannot restrict or prohibit both.

The key part, as noted by Ace of Spades’s Gabriel Malor, is this:

The Second Amendment secures the right not only to “keep” arms but also to “bear” them—the verb whose original meaning is key in this case. Saving us the trouble of pulling the eighteenth-century dictionaries ourselves, the Court already has supplied the word’s plain meaning: “At the time of the founding, as now, to ‘bear’ meant to ‘carry.’” Heller, 554 U.S. at 584.3 Yet, not “carry” in the ordinary sense of “convey[ing] or transport[ing]” an object, as one might carry groceries to the check-out counter or garments to the laundromat, but “carry for a particular purpose—confrontation.” Id.

The circuit courts are split on this question, and it is likely that this — or a case like it — will make its way to the Supreme Court before long. The full opinion is here.

No, an illegal immigrant should not be admitted to the bar

American Thinker

We just learned that California is doing something rather unusual. They are allowing an illegal immigrant to join the state bar:

 

“As a teenager in Northern California, Sergio Garcia worked in the almond fields and in a grocery store, earning his way through college and then law school.

He passed the California bar exam on his first try, something just half of all candidates do.  

But when it came time to apply for his law license, Mr. Garcia encountered a formidable hurdle: Because he had come from Mexico illegally, he could not become a lawyer.   

That changed Thursday when the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a law passed last fall by the Legislature allowed Mr. Garcia, 36, to be admitted to the state bar and practice law.

What it did not do is address the fact that under federal law, no law firm, business or public agency can legally hire him.”

 

Let’s look at this story because it speaks volumes about the cowardice of the liberal elites running California over the cliff.

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Gov. Brown gets $24 million to carry out gun grabs

American Thinker

How  many innocent gun owners are going to get caught up in this dragnet? The fact  is, this law is a disaster waiting to happen and Californians are going to  suffer for it.

LA  Times:

The  state will send dozens of new agents into California  neighborhoods this summer  to confiscate nearly 40,000 handguns and  assault rifles from people barred by  law from owning firearms, officials  said Wednesday.

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Atheists intimidate Santa Monica into eliminating Nativity… And So the War on Christmas and Freedom of Religion Continues

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Damon Vix didn’t have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities.

The atheist’s anti-God message alongside a life-sized nativity display in a park overlooking the beach ignited a debate that burned brighter than any Christmas candle.

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